Reclaim Social Podcast E11 – Mark Williamson (Action For Happiness)

Tereza Litsa
Marketing Manager
02 Feb 2020

The eleventh episode of the Reclaim Social Podcast is now live! 🎉 We’ve talked to Mark Williamson, co-founder and Director of Action for Happiness, to find out more about Action for Happiness and how it became a mass participation movement with hundreds of thousands of members and a wide range of activities.

Mark Williamson has talked to us about the importance of meaningful work and a sense of purpose and how Action for Happiness has built a community of people who aim for a happier and kinder world. We’ve also discussed the importance of social media to find your loyal supporters and how the ripple effect can lead to purposeful interactions.

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Mark Williamson on making happiness go viral

We’ve talked about many things with Mark, including:

  • How he got started with Action for Happiness

  • His previous background in engineering and science and how his move to consultancy work affected his health

  • The moment he realised he wanted his life to be more meaningful and give something back

  • Why we need to think “What makes us happy?”

  • How Action for Happiness transforms the story of success towards building a happier world that prioritises the actually important things in life

  • What it feels like to be doing something meaningful that inspires people

  • How the Action for Happiness community is taking action to create a happier world and how it’s different for everyone

  • How Action for Happiness inspired Reclaim Social

  • The use of social media to reach more people and how they are reclaiming social for good

  • The viral success of the Action for Happiness calendar and how it started as an idea

  • How to build a movement of happiness

  • The lessons they’ve learned from social media

  • The challenges of managing a big community with a small team

  • How to explore mindfulness at a personal level

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